For all you basketball fans out there, no doubt you’ve already penciled Oct 27th as the start of yet another NBA season. Personally, I can’t wait for my Raptors to be spanked by King James’ Cavaliers on their home opener (or not). But enough about what’s going to happen on the hardwood. On the virtual court, what’s certain is that gamers can finally take their favorite teams on the road and for the first time, play some sweet 5-on-5 ball on the iPhone/iPod Touch. Just released by Electronic Arts, NBA Live will deliver real league players, teams and a full 82 game season mode to help ease your thirst for all things basketball. Much like Madden and FIFA 10, you’ll be paying a “premium” price ($9.99) to play Live on your iDevice. Granted, if you’re a die-hard fan of the long running hoops series, there won’t be much debate as to which your next App Store purchase will be (In the voice of Marv Albert: “Yesssssssss!”). More casual fans of the sport may want to wait for our review before stepping up to the free throw line. Let the games begin!!!
EA Sports, NBA Live, $9.99, 101 MB
With winter creeping up on us I’m really starting to miss those warm summer days where bikinis and bouncing beach volleyballs dot the horizon. I recently got my hands on Soarion Studios’ Pro Beach Volleyball which delivers all the bikinis and beach volleyball anyone could want, but without all the gritty sand.
With the NBA season just two weeks away, you were probably wondering just who was going to step up to the plate and bring some much needed hardwood action to the iDevice. If so, you should be pysched to hear that EA Mobile will be releasing their fabled NBA Live series on the iPhone/iPod Touch.
NOTHING BUT NET. NBA LIVE by EA SPORTST™ delivers the most realistic 5-on-5 action available for iPhone® and iPod touch®! Tip-off anytime, anywhere, and watch your game come to life in vivid 3D. Even replay your most awesome plays. It’s fun and intuitive enough for the casual gamer, but also delivers the authenticity to meet the demands of the most hardcore basketball fans.
Having recently released Madden NFL 10 and FIFA 10 to the delight of sports gaming fans, EA look to score once again with the iPhone’s first fully featured 5-on-5 basketball title. While Franchise mode seems to be missing, you’ll still be able to play with all 30 teams and real players to boot. That’s right, you won’t be seeing the likes of Kubei Branyon or Lebon Jimenez anytime soon. For all basketball junkies (including myself), be sure to keep an eye out for its release later this month. More screenshots and details after the break.
Minigolf… This one word sure brings fond memories. We used to go there every weekend when I was in high school. We even used to sneak in after dark with our own clubs and golf balls to play for free. Since then, this delightful game always had a special place in my heart. That being said, I was really excited when I got my hands on Adrenaline Golf Online, one of the few mini-games ever to successfully deliver the same wacky golf experience.
RPGs? Check. Action titles? Check. Sports Games? Double check. Gameloft, one of the leading game publishers at the App Store, already have a handful of sports apps covered on the iDevice: Real Tennis, NFL 2010 and Real Soccer 2010 to name only a few. Now you can also add baseball to their resume. Bearing the name of Yankees star shortstop Derek Jeter, Gameloft hope to clean up the competition with Real Baseball’s solid 3D graphics and realistic gameplay elements. While specific details are scant at the moment, we’ve been provided with some screenshots and gameplay trailer for your eyes to feast on.
The other good news? Gameloft are also holding a contest that involves you, a baseball and a video cam for a chance at one of 10 prizes, including 3 iPod Touches just waiting to be won. Sweet. More after the jump.
Football fans have one more reason to rejoice now that the closely-knit Korean family are united as qualifiers for the first time ever in the world’s biggest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup. The other reason? Gameloft’s Real Soccer 2010 is out at the App Store and so far has sustained a fan-lined introduction.
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Baseball Superstars is certainly one of the most popular and well liked baseball games for the mobile platform, having sold over 10,000,000 copies worldwide. We reviewed B.S 2009 awhile back and found it to be a “deep and well executed Baseball game”, with RPG elements to boot. If you too enjoyed this best selling game, you’d be happy to know that Gamevil has recently submitted Baseball Superstars 2010 for review and it’s expected to be released at the App Store sometime this month. Thanks to players’ feedback, Gamevil have made various improvements and additions to the 2010 release, including even more player customization, hidden characters and a better user interface. Be sure to check out the gameplay video that’ll take you through the different aspects of B.S 2010 after the jump!
When it comes to sports games, tennis is right up my alley. It’s one of those games that seems to just work extremely well regardless of the platform. I’ve been on the look out for one that would be a worthy candidate for my iDevice and was pleased when I saw Bluetooth Wireless Tennis With Agnieszka Radwanska.
When it comes to iDevice gaming, Gameloft has been on an absolute tear of late. They have recently added the hot selling Gangstar, Modern Combat: Sandstorm and Blades of Fury titles to their already impressive App Store resume and even more highly anticipated games are on the horizon. Next in line is Real Soccer 2010, the follow up to their best selling soccer (or as the rest of the world like to call it, football) game for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Real Soccer – the #1 soccer game on the App Store – is back for the most exciting season yet! Lead your favourite club to victory and bring glory to yournational colours as you play for the cup! The 2009 edition was acclaimed by all the press and players. With its new graphics, controls, game modes and online features, the 2010 opus is raising the stakes even higher.
With even more teams/game modes to choose from, new and improved controls and a much welcomed online real time multiplayer mode (via Wi-Fi), Real Soccer 2010 looks poised to continue its run as THE soccer champ on the iPlatform. If the gameplay trailer is of any indication, it looks like fans of Real Soccer 2009 will have plenty to be excited about when RS2010 makes its way to the App Store before the end of the month. Be sure to check out more details including screenshots and video after the break.
MyFantasyTeams will definitely not please the WAFS, aka Women Against Fantasy Sports, but it will sure look like candy in the eyes of fantasy sports lovers. For those with a Yahoo! fantasy sports team, you’re in luck. Now you can track your beloved team(s) on your iPhone and iPod Touch wherever you are throughout the season, whether it be in baseball, football, basketball or practically any other professional sport.